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Barranco de Guayadeque, Gran Canaria

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Barranco de Guayadeque is a cliff top filled with indigenous plants and natural caves originally settled by pioneers on the island. Visit the museum for a look at many of the artifacts they left behind. You can drive or catch a tour bus to see the caves themselves, many of which are still inhabited today, though they are now wired for electricity. Some of the residents may even invite you inside. A restaurant on the cliff offers traditional Canarian fare such as fried pork, traditionally prepared boiled potatoes, and local wine. Put Barranco de Guayadeque into our Santa Lucia tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santa Lucia.
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  • It's a. It hard to find being so out of the way but when you arrive there is quite cool. The people here live in the caves built into the side of the mountain that have been made into their homes. Som...  more »
  • My husband and I have driven up this beautiful barranco on several occasions because the views are spectacular. It is great to visit the traditional village of Aguimes in the morning to have a coffee ...  more »
  • Took a wrong turn to this place and ended up coming down the most awful, narrow mountain road with a huge drop but it was worth it. We didn't visit the restaurant but did have a really good coffee her...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! History + nature combined! Definitely go to the small museum at the bottom first, it's cheap and small so doesn't take long but gives you such an insight so you know what you are looking at!
  • Spectacular scenery. Good museum and interpretation centre. Quirky cave houses and restaurants. Great walking up beyond the end of the metalled road.
  • A beautiful valley with lots of history. We drove to the restaurant Guayadeque and walked around the local area. Although the road is a dead end, just park up and enjoy the views. This slice of Gran Canaria is great to go for tapas in one of the restaurants or visit the church built in a cave as well as enjoy the many walking paths around the valley.
  • Probaly the most beautiful hiking area in Gran Canary Regards Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway
  • One of the most interesting places on Gran Canaria. Fascinating history. The museum is better than expected as well.

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